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Third Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

The Rest of the Story

As you remember, two disciples, walking in sorrow to a small town, had been joined by a stranger who began explaining to them the story of Christ as foretold in the Jewish scriptures.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Biblical Metanoia

When one looks at the miracles of Jesus, it is interesting to see that so many of them are connected to opening up or otherwise healing someone’s eyes, ears, or tongue. These miracles, of course, always have more than a physical significance.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

What Are We Supposed To Do?

To avoid the sin of lying, you have to confess that you do sinful things. But then you are confessing that you aren’t keeping the Lord’s commandments, aren’t you? And in that case, you are a liar, and you don’t know the Lord.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Positive Force

Jesus’ followers never have been able to come to terms fully with the idea of redemption through suffering. Surely suffering cannot be good, cannot be God’s desire for us!

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Does it help you that Jesus has experienced trials like yours? Did God take our flesh because he needed to do so, or because it was us who needed him to?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

you have a


who cares

for you

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